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Tom Brokaw: Not the Greatest Witness To History


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Tom Brokaw: Not the Greatest Witness To History

Sharleen Leahey

Recently I watched portions of NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw's farewell TV special, "Witness to History". The last segments of the program detailed the attacks by Saudi dissidents on American targets during the late 1990s, the 911 attacks on NYC and Washington in 2001, and the subsequent Bush/Cheney propaganda campaign which preceded the US invasion of Iraq. In conclusion Brokaw stared into the camera and asked a rhetorical question: how can our nation resolve the current cycle of violence engulfing the Middle East?